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Modesty as explained by a loving father.....

Posted by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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 The following incident took place when Muhammad Ali's daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were not modest. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:

When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold?  Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock.

You've got to work hard to get to them."

He looked at me with serious eyes. "Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."

Source: Taken from the book: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Through His Daughter's Eyes.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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I agree except for the god part.
5PointedHuman
by Silver Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

:)
I agree. Minus the God stuff.  

Sweet0.0Cheeks
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Love this!

almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM
I love that!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Shouldn't it be Allah? 

mariesmama
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

like

mich.el.le
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM
4 moms liked this

Love it! Even though I don't believe in his god.

MamaTurney
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM
Love love love
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mrsbrand
by Platinum Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM
That's very sweet.
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HaveFaith1215
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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I'm printing this for my dd's room. 

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